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US jets intercept Russian nuclear-capable bombers near Alaska: Report

Russia said the 11-hour flight, carried out by its Tupolev Tu-95MS bombers, complied with international law.

By: Reuters | Moscow | Published: June 10, 2020 4:15:44 pm
The bombers were intercepted during a routine flight over neutral waters near the United States. (AP Photo) (Representative)

U.S. fighter jets intercepted and escorted four Russian nuclear-capable bombers during a routine flight over neutral waters near the United States, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the Russian Defence Ministry.

Russia said the 11-hour flight, carried out by its Tupolev Tu-95MS bombers, complied with international law and that U.S. F-22 Raptor tactical fighters had accompanied its planes during some stages of their flight.

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